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National Summary

Tonight

Windy this evening and overnight with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle, persistent at times. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees in blustery west to southwest winds.

Tomorrow

More northern counties will tend to be drier for much of tomorrow, but rain and drizzle will affect most other parts of the country through the day with the rain turning heavier during the afternoon. Moderate west to southwest winds; highs of 8 or 9 degrees across Ulster but 10 to 13 degrees elsewhere.

Outlook

Changeable Atlantic regime with a brief, potentially disruptive, spell of weather imminent late Wednesday and early Thursday. Wednesday night: Heavy rain developing countrywide, as southwesterly winds increase strong to gale overnight, with strong gale to storm force gusts developing along western, southern and eastern coasts. Rain turning to squally showers, some thundery with a risk of hail, sleet and hill snow, especially in northern areas, as winds veer strong to gale force northwesterly. Lows of 3 to 6 degrees generally, but possibly 1 or 2 degrees by dawn in Ulster. Thursday: Cool and windy, or perhaps even stormy about the north Leinster and east Ulster coasts at first. Widespread blustery showers, some thundery with hail and sleet mixed in. Temperatures ranging 6 to 9 degrees but feeling much colder in the strong to near gale force west to northwesterly winds, gradually easing through the afternoon and evening.Thursday night: Chilly overnight with the risk of a slight frost as temperatures dip to zero or minus 1 degree as winds fall light. Showers, possibly wintry on high ground, retreating to the northern and western coastal fringes. Friday: Mainly dry and bright but cold to begin on Friday with just isolated showers in the north and west. Clouding over with rain spreading from the Atlantic later. Winds backing southerly and strengthening overnight.Saturday: Wet and windy at first with fresh to strong and gusty southerly winds veering west to southwesterly later as rain turns to showers. Sunday: Another spell of wet and windy weather arrives from the Atlantic.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

West-Southwest, 29 Knots, Gust 40 Knots, Mist, 2 Miles, 1000, Falling

Dublin Airport

West-Southwest, 23 Knots, Gust 35 Knots, Cloudy, 4 Miles, 1007, Falling

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

West-Southwest, 20 Knots, Wave ht: 2.3 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1013, Falling

Roches Point Automatic

West, 15 Knots, Cloudy, 10 Miles, 1014, Falling slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

West-Southwest, 21 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1015, Falling slowly

Valentia Automatic

West-Southwest, 18 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1014, Falling

Mace Head Automatic

West-Southwest, 28 Knots, Gust 35 Knots, Mist, 1.9 Miles, 1008, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

Southwest, 24 Knots, Recent drizzle, 1.8 Miles, 1005, Falling slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

West-Southwest, 21 Knots, Wave ht: 1.4 m, 1007, Falling

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

West-Southwest, 25 Knots, Gust 36 Knots, Wave height not available, 1001, Falling slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

West-Southwest, 24 Knots, Gust 36 Knots, Wave ht: 4.6 m, 1009, Falling slowly

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 1800 Wednesday 22 February 2017 Issued at 1800 Tuesday 21 February 2017

Meteorological Situation at 1500: A strong southwesterly airflow extends over Ireland with embedded frontal troughs.

Forecast for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea

Wind: Southwest force 6 to gale force 8, becoming west to southwest overnight and moderating force 5 to 6.

Weather: Rain or showers

Visibility: Poor at times

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1800 Thursday 23 February 2017: A deepening depression tracking across Ireland will bring strong cyclonic winds during Wednesday night and on Thursday morning.

Weather Warnings

National Warning

Some severe winds expected later Wednesday night and on Thursday morning, in association with storm Doris. \nSouthwest winds of mean speeds 50 to 65km/h will develop giving gusts of 90 to 110km/h. Winds will veer northwesterly later in the night. Winds will be strongest in coastal counties.

Gale Warning

Southwest winds will continue to reach gale force this evening and early tonight on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea.

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